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Weekly News – Friday 16th November

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

This is your last chance to buy tickets for the Friends of Hollygirt Curry and (short) Quiz night Arrangements are as follows:

7.00pm – Arrival
7.30pm – Starters
8.00pm – Break for quiz & raffle ticket sales
8.45pm – Main courses to be served

Raffle to be drawn after main courses are finished.

The raffle has some FANSTSATIC prizes on offer (tickets are only available at the event…)

Raffle prizes include:

  • Cumin meal for two voucher
  • David Lloyd vouchers
  • x4 pantomime tickets at Nottingham Playhouse
  • Notts outlaw signed cricket shirt
  • Friends of Hollygirt tea towel
  • History of Hollygirt book and keying
  • M&S hamper
  • Voucher for The Botanist, West Bridgford
  • Voucher for Bistro Pierre

If you would like to reserve tickets, please call the school reception by 4.30pm TODAY (FRIDAY). All tickets must be paid for by Monday morning at the latest.

I had some information sent to me from a parent about a driving course for under 17s which offers off-road, real driving training for young people. As well as giving a valuable early lesson in driver awareness, it is known to help with concentration, hand eye coordination as well as giving a real boost to self-esteem. I have leaflets if anyone would like me to send one home. The centre is not local (Staffordshire is the nearest). Please email me if you might be interested.

We have had a big week this week culminating in seniors wearing their teddy bear onesies and Pudsey merchandise for Children in Need. In the afternoon, they ran their own bring and buy sale.

On Monday, senior pupils discussed ‘banter’ in assembly as part of anti-bullying week and re-affirmed our core message of kindness.

On Wednesday, the whole school had their individual and siblings photographs taken. They all looked very smart that day.

Next term we will be holding the first of our new style entrance days for pupils seeking entry to Year 7 for September 2019. We have posters advertising the day, stating that we are seeking registrations from now until the middle of December. We are looking for parents to pop posters up for us in key places they visit: work places, leisure spaces, farmers markets, farm shops, craft fairs, primary settings… anywhere where parents may see them… could you take one to display for us?  Please contact our Marketing Manager to ask for one to be sent home with your son/daughter, or call into reception.

Next week we have the following happenings in the Senior School:

Monday 19th: FoH Curry Night (see above)

Tuesday 20th Duke of Edinburgh’s launch night for our new Bronze groups

Finally, it must be nearly Christmas as I am requesting donations for our Christmas Hampers. Every year the Friends of Hollygirt produce a good number of fabulous Christmas hampers from the generous donations from parents – which are then raffled off at the Christmas Fair (Tuesday 18th December). Usually I put the request out just to new parents – so especially for them, but also if anyone else would like to make a contribution of a single item, I am looking for a whole range of Christmas goodies suitable for hampers: non-perishable food stuffs including: Christmas cake, other sweet treats; biscuits, savoury crackers, fancy crisps, snacks and nuts; pickles and preserves; bottles of all sorts (alcoholic and non); Christmas puddings and desert treats. Also Christmas crackers, napkins and other related paraphernalia or small gift items also welcome. Items can be left at Reception. Many thanks in anticipation. These hampers are a fantastic treat to win. Tickets will be on sale shortly!

Mrs Hutley

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

This week has also been anti-bullying week. As well as activities in class, the children in Years 1 to 4 learnt and performed the Odd Socks song in Monday’s assembly. We are celebrating our uniqueness and remembering how important it is to respect each other.

Individual photographs were taken on Wednesday and the proofs are being sent home today.

Next Thursday 22nd November, Miss Cooper who will be teaching Year 3 from January, will be staying after school to meet parents. Please let us know if you will be popping in so that we can cater for this event.

Please could I remind you that children should always be in the correct school uniform. The uniform list can be found here for your reference.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors

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